American Dreaming: Detroit Automotive Styling 1946-1973

Automotive Design 17 Sep 2014
American Dreaming: Detroit Automotive Styling 1946-1973

“American Dreaming” is a full-length documentary about American automotive styling featuring interviews with artists and designers of the time. The producers are looking for funding, and the announced release date is Summer 2015.


“American Dreaming” will report stories and testimonials from men and women who worked in automotive design studios and art curators, historians, and collectors.

American Dreaming - Vintage Design Sketches

The documentary will focus on the period that ranges from the post-War era to the early 1970s, when the American automobile served as a metaphor for the country’s optimism and energy. As the project description reports, the work of designers and artists is seen in the context of automotive history, not just fine art.

American Dreaming - Vintage Design Sketch American Dreaming - Vintage Design Sketch

Above: sketches by Rodell Smith

“By acknowledging the artists and the art behind the automobile, we arrive at a deeper appreciation of an important part of our American heritage.”

The flim is produced by Detroit artist Robert Edwards and former Detroiter Greg Salustro, who are currently seeking funding to support the film’s completion.

It is possible to make donations at the ChicagoFilmakers.org website. The anticipated release date is Summer 2015.

For more information visit the official website and Facebook page or check the interview with the producers at hemmings.com.

(Source: American Dreaming via Form Trends)

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  1. aflo
    17/9/2014

    You GOT me with that initial image, a Bill Porter drawing. This guy is a rare icon for many of us in the industry, as an icon, a mentor and an extraordinary talent.

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